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Psychological Disorder Analysis

"The Roommate"

Payton Minnick

on 14 December 2012

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Transcript of Psychological Disorder Analysis

Psychological Disorder Analysis "The Roommate" Schizophrenia Information Leighton Meester Sources Facts Treatment Causes Symptoms Rebecca Antipsychotic medications are used to manage delusion or hallucinations.Some are for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disease.
~Fluphenazine Some experts believe that the development of schizophrenia is caused by genes and the environment. In my opinion i believe Leighton Meester did a good job as an actress to portray Rebecca and her schizophrenia symptoms. She was very serious and acted so much like a person with schizophrenia that she almost seemed to have the disorder. As a result the movie the roommate won an MTV movie award.The reason I chose this movie was because this movie definitely did a good job at making one of the characters seem to have a psychological dissorder. "Rebecca" AKA Leighton Meester ~Hallucinations
~Racing thoughts
~Lack of emotions
~Poor or non existing social functioning
~Hostility or suspicious
~Extreme reaction to criticism
~Flat,expressionless gaze ~Rebecca acts very protective of her friend and seems to be unusually hostile and has violent behavior http://www.helpguide.org/mental/schizophrenia_symptom.htm http://www.youtube.com/ http://www.schizophrenia.com/diag.php Some of these medications have serious sid effects such as:
~Rapid heartbeat
~Skin rashes There are occasions were the treatment may be too risky and cause major damage like:
~Risk of getting diabetes
~Major weight gain
~Changes in metabolism http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/schizophrenia/how-is-schizophrenia-treated.shtml Experts are aware that schizophrenia runs in the family Scientists think that stress may be a factor in developing schizophrenia Although no one knows the reason why people get schizophrenia http://www.livestrong.com/article/122274-environmental-causes-schizophrenia/
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